Celebrating 25 Years of Sailor Moon

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sailor Moon, we returned to Los Angeles and reunited members of the DiC music team for a special live concert starring Jennifer Cihi, Annelle K. Gregory, and Sandy Howell.

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Held at the stellar Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural Community Center, the symphonic-pop concert featured songs from the 90s anime, DiC dub, live-action TV show, Sailor Moon Crystal, and musicals performed by a trim 15-piece ensemble of strings, winds, percussion.

A special meet-and-greet session was held pre-concert with select songwriters and singers from the 1995 DiC English-language dub – composer Michael Benghiat (“My Only Love”), composer John Miyagi Author (“The Power of Love”), singer-songwriter Lois Blaisch (“Rainy Day Man”), singer Jennifer Cihi (“It’s A New Day”), and singer-songwriter Sandy Howell (“Oh Starry Night”). It has been more than 20 years since these fine musicians had seen each other, so the reunion was at times nostalgic, informative, playful, and comedic. Thank you to these wonderful guests for joining us and creating memorable songs for our favorite show!

(Highlights from the panel discussion will be available for viewing on the SeraSymphony youtube page.

Music performed at the concert included “Maboroshi no Ginzuishou~SILVER CRYSTAL,” “La Soldier,” “Kirari Sailor Dream!,” first-ever live performance of “Oh Starry Night” with Sandy Howell, “My Only Love” with Jennifer Cihi, “Sailor Star Song,” and “Uranus and Neptune” featuring Annelle K. Gregory, among others.

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SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony (NY)

After a well-received showing in Los Angeles, SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony – the fan tribute to the music of Sailor Moon – returns to New York on Sunday, July 3rd at 7pm.

Originally conceived as a video tribute celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the chamber orchestra concert features music from the 1992 Japanese anime, the first American dub, and the 2014 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series.

Reuniting at this homecoming performance are conductor/arranger Bobbie Lee Crow III, piano soloist Yasuhiko Fukuoka, and violin soloist Annette Homann. Jennifer Cihi – the original American singing voice of Sailor Moon – will make a special appearance accompanied by a mixed choral ensemble.

VIP tickets include prime orchestra seats and invitations to a pre-concert panel discussion with the soloists.

Tickets on sale Sunday, April 17th @ midnight.

PRESS RELEASE: Jennifer Cihi to Perform at ‘SERASYMPHONY’ in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 27, 2015 – American Sailor Moon songstress Jennifer Cihi will join the New York-based geek ensemble iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra for SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony, a fan-created orchestra concert featuring music from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Sunday, July 5, 8pm at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA.

Best known as the original singing voice of Sailor Moon in the 1995 North American dub of the beloved anime series, Cihi has performed her signature songs such as “Carry On,” “My Only Love,” and “The Power of Love” at major conventions including Anime Expo, MTAC, and Malta Comics Expo in Europe. She will join the full orchestra concert for a special “DIC dub medley” including music by Michael Benghiat, John Miyagi Author, Andy Heyward, and Bob Summers.

SERASYMPHONY is a tribute concert featuring musical themes and transformation music from the 1992 Sailor Moon anime. Conducted by cellist and arranger Bobbie Lee Crow III and led by concertmaster Annette Homann, the multi-movement tribute will also feature a double concerto played by solo violinist Christina Bouey and composer-pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka. The concert’s New York debut sold out within the first month of ticket sales.

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony will be held at Zipper Concert Hall inside The Colburn School at 200 South Grand Avenue. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at: http://www.serasymphony.com/tickets . Promotional discounts are available for Students and Anime Expo attendees. VIP guests will be able to attend a talkback with Cihi and the orchestra soloists.

For more information, visit http://www.serasymphony.com/ .

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Sailor Moon’ Orchestra Concert Comes to Los Angeles

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon returns to the concert stage this summer! After a sold-out debut performance in New York City, iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra brings it’s fan-created Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY to Los Angeles, California on Sunday, July 5 at 8pm.

Originally conceived as a video montage celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the fan-made tribute restructures musical themes from the 1992 anime adaptation into a five-movement suite, complete with a double concerto performed by violinist Christina Bouey and composer-pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka. This extended concert will feature a 30-piece chamber orchestra led by concertmaster Annette Homann, additional musical arrangements, and guest singer Jennifer Cihi – the English singing voice of Sailor Moon – who will join the orchestra for a special medley of tunes written for the North American DiC dub including favorites “My Only Love” and “Carry On.”

A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Feb. 15 and will run until Thursday, April 16. Contributors will receive exclusive perks such as early access to ticket reservations, iconiQuestra merchandise, invitations to a pre-concert panel discussion, and more.

Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY will be held in Zipper Concert Hall inside The Colburn School at 200 S Grand Avenue. Tickets will be available for reservation online starting May 1.